Hughes’ Chocolate Chip Cookies

He’s smart, handsome and is really good at being silly.

He wants to be a ‘chef’ or ‘build art galleries’ when he grows up.

And he can make a batch of the best chocolate chip cookies you will ever eat.

No really, he’s about to share are the best cookies, people have offered their first born while eating their 4th cookie. They are that amazing.

And when our CSA has mint, they get even better. Oh, yes, mint* in chocolate chip cookies=heaven.

Sigh. Not much has changed with these two. Love it.

Tips for the best CCC ever, if you don’t follow these there are no guaranties.

1-the best ingredients you can find, the most important is the chocolate
2-kosher salt
3-make sure your oven actually is 350 degrees, we have one of these that sits inside the oven
4-bake the cookies a bit shorter than you think and let them finish on the cookie sheet when they come out of the oven
5-butter and egg needs to be room temperature


This makes around 15-18 cookies, the perfect amount for treats and breakfast the next day. What can I say, we have cookies for breakfast. We live on the edge.

Preheat oven to 350

Dry ingredients:
1cup and 2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 kosher salt

Wet ingredients:
1/2 cup butter room temperature
1/3 dark brown sugar (light will work but dark is best)
1/3 granulated sugar
1 large egg room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla (no artificial stuff here)
8 oz chocolate chips (we like half milk chocolate, half dark chocolate chips)

1 tablespoon mint leaves, cut into ribbons (optional)

Measure all of the dry ingredients and place in a bowl to the side.

Put butter and sugars to medium mixing bowl and stir until creamy. Add egg and vanilla until combined. Take dry mixture and put half into the wet ingredients, stir, stir, then add other half, stir stir. Lastly add the chocolate chips and the optional mint, stir, stir.

Ta-ta! Now it’s time to put them on a ungreased baking sheet. We do a large tablespoons for each cookie. Place in oven and wait for them to turn golden brown on the edges, make sure to follow number 4 of the “no guaranties”. This step is critical. Take the cookies out of the oven and sit on the cookie sheet until cool to the touch. Remove and put on cooling rack or plate.

Enjoy sweet success!

* mint credit goes to my father-in-law or technically my great-aunt-in-law. See one time while eating the 4th cookie from a batch of the best CCC ever, right after he offered his first born (lucky for him, I married his first born), he talked about how these cookies reminded him of his aunt, who made the best cookies. During the summer months she would go out to the garden and pick a few mint leaves and add them to a batch. She’s a genius.